First Look At GOTHAM's 'Arkham Asylum'

We knew that the iconic location would play a role in season one of Gotham, but now a New York hospital has been transformed into Arkham Asylum, the place you have to imagine that many of Batman's future villains will be spending some time during the course of the series.

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By Josh Wilding - 8/8/2014
Thanks to Batman-News (who have a few more photos which you can see by clicking the link below), we have a first look at Gotham's Arkham Asylum. One of their readers sent in some shots of the transformed Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island, New York, and the iconic location from the comic book will apparently be introduced in episode four as that's what they were filming when these were taken. Will we also see the introuction of Hugo Strange in this instalment - called "Lavender" - of the new series? Bruno Heller was recently quoted as saying, "Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to -- you don't have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage" What do you guys think? 

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Source: Batman-News
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V8ER - 8/8/2014, 7:47 AM
Cool! Looks like the font used in the Arkham games. Hope this show is good.
TopCat89 - 8/8/2014, 7:59 AM
Front gate looks pretty decent, agree with @V8ER....definitely an Arkham Game vibe

As for the Asylum itself....was hoping for an aged gothic/ornate building....looks ok though

Looking forward to this!
shabat - 8/8/2014, 8:03 AM
I can't wait for this show.
charlie2094 - 8/8/2014, 8:05 AM
Looks cool! Like others said, very reminiscent of the Arkham games, which is always a good thing.
MrMartinMarvel - 8/8/2014, 8:05 AM
Well…the gate's cool.
MrBlackjack - 8/8/2014, 8:05 AM
Looks kinda like Outlast.
DrunkenNukem - 8/8/2014, 8:06 AM
woo hoo an old gate with Arkham name on the top...

even the fan films have done it better
DrKinsolving - 8/8/2014, 8:11 AM
At least they got the spelling right....
blackandyellow - 8/8/2014, 8:14 AM
The season premiere is up against the Bears vs. Jets on MNF. Gotham is dead already.
ALmazing - 8/8/2014, 8:15 AM
I think this show missed an opportunity by not going into how Arkham got started, you know, like they are doing with all the criminals? Oh well.
Superior - 8/8/2014, 8:26 AM
@MrBlackjack

That game almost gave me a heart attack with all those jump scares.

But that's an accurate depiction of the front gate as seen in Arkham Asylum. The environment gives me chills.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/8/2014, 8:40 AM
This is the first positive news released for this show.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/8/2014, 8:41 AM
I love what they did with Arkham Asylum in the animated series. It had a very One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest feel to it.
bythepowercosmic - 8/8/2014, 8:56 AM
That looks like a ghetto apartment building lol
Bread - 8/8/2014, 9:07 AM
That's f.ucking awesome!
rabid - 8/8/2014, 9:12 AM
Hey, it actually looks like a looney bin instead of a gothic castle. Good! Hopefully there are no surprise horse stables on the premises.
DEFA - 8/8/2014, 9:34 AM
- Wow looks awesome...!!!
TheBrownHornet - 8/8/2014, 9:36 AM
I like this.
GentlemanlyBatman - 8/8/2014, 9:47 AM
Gates look straight out of the comics, shame I can't say the same for the building itself. It's meh-tastic
rabid - 8/8/2014, 10:22 AM
@supermanfan
Because why would an insane asylum have a stable full of horses inside the building? Just one of the many retarded aspects of last years' Jokerface story.
SniktBub - 8/8/2014, 10:41 AM
@SupermanFan

Lol. I could definitely see her as Harley.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 8/8/2014, 11:09 AM
YES!!! they're getting it right so far.
KingRainbow - 8/8/2014, 11:11 AM
Sweet! That logo ressembles the Arkham games... But... Isn't it supposed to be new? Like, Armadeus Arkham just built it now, or something... Why are there dead leaves and stuff? It makes it look old...
TheDarkPassenger - 8/8/2014, 12:08 PM
I wouldn't want Dormer because I would feel weird being aroused by the Joker.

PeterParker1991 - 8/9/2014, 8:06 AM
@MarkyMark: City of Scars is 10x better than what this pile of crap is gonna be.. and that was a FAN FILM! And the best Fox can do.. is give the fans a lame prequel. LAME!
Feedthemachine - 8/9/2014, 9:04 AM
Female Joker you say?

https://s1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/jPuguZk_iJEgHhsP6qooww--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/tv/2014-08-08/7f44a360-1f10-11e4-b85c-29cbb33d42bb_Sofia-Vergara-Messy-Hair.jpg

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